I was leaving the motorcycle dealer today after buying silencer packing and a plug for my beloved 2001 CR500, and on the way out something caught my eye. It was one of the only two motorcycles that I ever would consider owning (due to finances and personal tastes). It was a Kawasaki ZRX1200. She was painted red, and as I flipped the tag over, it said $4999. WTF, I was ready to buy it right there as MSRP is $8000+. Then I see that it's a 2002 model. The bike is truly in showroom shape. It would easily pass for new (it fooled me). No scratches on the silencer, bar-ends, or paint/plastic... And a total of 6300 miles. I've never owned a street bike. I want something big and torquey, something that looks mean (I also fawn over the Honda 919). I've never seen a 919 or ZRX1200 used/for sale before. I'm also the first person to say, "never to buy at a dealer". I worked at one for 1.5 years in highschool. Let's just say "screw-me central". But this deal looks legitimately good. Maybe it's a "soft market" bike, and hard to sell? I sat on it for 20 minutes. I called and checked insurance prices ($39.50/month). What should I do? For $5K, It's not like I'd be married to it for long. Should I low-ball the dealer, if they give me the deal, then it's fate? This bike would be strickly for putting around the neighborhood. No commuting. It would be covered in the garage, and I'd spend more time polishing/tinkering with it than riding it. Also, FWIW I'm a skilled desert rider. I don't know why, but I have no real desire to own any other streetbike. And $8000+fees for a new one always made my choke. WTF, am I sick? I'm 27yo, an engineer, and very logical. I know I don't "need" this bike, and I get fulfillment from my dirt scooter. But being around this bike, is like being a junkie locked in a room with a crack-pipe. I'm shaking right now. Edited: Note, my mention of the ZRX1200 in this thread. http://www.glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=327073 Wanna kill these ads? We can help!